Dave Smith Instruments today introduced the Mopho x4 keyboard – a new polyphonic analog subtractive synthesizer.
The Mopho x4 is built on the same voice architecture as the Mopho and Mopho Keyboard, but offers 4 voice polyphony.
Here’s a video of Dave Smith introducing the Mopho x4:
The Dave Smith Instruments Mopho X4 Keyboard
Mopho x4 Voice Architecture
Each of Mopho x4’s four voices is composed of two analog oscillators, two sub octave generators, selectable 2- or 4-pole Curtis low-pass filter, three 5-stage envelope generators, four LFOs, a re-latchable arpeggiator, and a 16 x 4 step sequencer. Its voice also comes packed with 20 modulation sources and almost 50 destinations.
Smith notes that the Mopho x4’s 100% analog signal path is ‘powerful, monstrous, and sonically dynamic’.
- The Mopho x4 is designed to be intuitive to use. Every parameter is fully programmable and editable from the front panel.
- The x4’s full sized 44-note semi-weighted keyboard has aftertouch and velocity sensitivity.
- The full sized pitch and mod wheels are freely assignable.
- You can expand Mopho x4’s polyphony using it’s Poly Chain port. Mopho, Tetra, and Prophet ’08 can all be connected to the x4 to increase its voice count. You can Poly Chain up to three Tetras with Mopho x4 to create a 16 voice analog super synth.
- Dave Smith Instruments says it’s now the only company producing fully programmable polyphonic analog synthesizers.
The DSI Mopho x4 is shipping now for $1299. See the Dave Smith site for details.